SilkRoad Technology Honors Akin Gump with 2019 Talent Activation Award for Relationship-Driven Employee Onboarding Program

Published On: June 3, 2019

Chicago, IL – (June 3, 2019) – SilkRoad Technology (, a global leader in strategic onboarding and workforce transformation solutions, announced Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as its 2019 Talent Activation Award Winner during Connections 2019, SilkRoad’s annual user conference.  Akin Gump was honored for its relationship-driven employee experience and onboarding program, particularly:

  • Employee experience: Akin Gump’s new hire onboarding experience focuses on the human elements of being a new employee and allows new hires to make connections more quickly with their managers and other staff members. By leveraging SilkRoad Technology to support simplification and automation of the process, Akin Gump was able to remove traditional new hire barriers to promote relationship-driven onboarding and a personalized experience for each new hire.”
  • Day-one productivity levels: Platforms and processes utilized by Akin Gump reduced manual processing and administrative tasks, which enabled new hires and staff to achieve higher levels of productivity – with new lawyers joining the firm becoming billable on day one.
  • Value and ROI: Changes made to the onboarding and employee engagement initiatives followed best practices for mature and strategic programs set by SilkRoad, which led, among other things, to reduced time and resources to maintain process, more proactive resolution of issues, greater transparency and improved communication for internal and external stakeholder groups.

The Talent Activation Award honors outstanding employer branding and design, innovative candidate-to-new hire experiences and strategic excellence in leveraging the onboarding process to activate talent to drive positive business outcomes.

About SilkRoad Technology

SilkRoad Technology is the world’s leader in strategic onboarding for global workforce readiness and transformation. SilkRoad combines our leading strategic onboarding capabilities with world-class consulting services to deliver highly scalable, personalized experiences that engage employees and drive long-term business performance such as productivity, profitability, growth and agility.

About Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


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